Property damage can occur anywhere, but in South Florida, our homes are particularly susceptible to damage from hurricanes, windstorms, and floods. And like anywhere else, we have plenty of instances of fires, sinkholes, mold, and vandalism. No matter how your home has been damaged, it can be stressful to get your insurance to pay for the necessary repairs.
The internet is full of articles with hints and tips about DIY-ing your property damage insurance claim. At the Monfiston Firm, P.A. we strongly advise against taking this on by yourself. We believe that you will get the best results if you file your claim with the help of a knowledgeable, experienced attorney. In today’s blog post, we’re looking at three of the biggest benefits of having an attorney file your claim.
1) Know your rights
Most people don’t know the exact details of what they’re entitled to based on their insurance policy. Insurance companies are aware of this and use the general public’s ignorance to their own benefits. If you hire an attorney who is experienced with homeowners insurance claims, they can help you understand your rights. Insurers know that if you are working with an attorney, you are aware of and value your rights and will be less likely to settle for less than you deserve.
2) Quicker resolution
Insurance companies sometimes try to manipulate your emotions. They have been known to drag out the process so that you will be exhausted and eager to reach a resolution, with the hopes that you will drop the claim or take a settlement that is far less than what you deserve. Having an attorney by your side can expedite the process.
3) Appealing and negotiating
If your homeowner’s insurance claim is denied or your insurers offer you a lowball settlement, you will need an attorney’s assistance to reach a better resolution. Attorneys can help you aggressively appeal denials and negotiate settlements.
The Monfiston Firm, P.A. is solely dedicated to protecting policy holders in South Florida. We fight for our clients to receive the compensation they are owed. Don’t let your insurance company take advantage of you. Call us today at 888-988-FIRM (3476). We offer free consultations for new clients, so there’s no reason not to call today and find out how we can help you with your property damage claim.